Lilies forum: Back crossed lilies

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Name: Greg
Buena Park, California (Zone 10b)
Lilies Region: California Dog Lover Bulbs
Jun 30, 2012 11:03 PM CST
Does anybody know how well these lilies perform compared to just regular inter-divisional crosses? Anyone have any?
Name: Øystein Hermansen
Østfold,Norway (Zone 5b)
Jul 1, 2012 12:44 AM CST
I have some seedlings from a lily friend I sow last winter. The cross are Viva x (Lolypop x Viva). They have been acting rather strange since the seeds started to germinate but some of them are doing well now. Maby I'll have some of them blooming next year. I have been thinking about to do some back crossing of some of my lily seedlings but after I have seen how they have been acting I'm not so sure if that's a good idea.
Ille bra,se.
Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
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Jul 1, 2012 9:46 AM CST
The only difference between a backcross and a regular (F1) interdivisional cross is the mix of the genes. Unless you are talking about an exact cross, there would never be a general reason this would or would not be worse or better.

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